Publications for Bruce A. Vande Vusse
It is important for health care providers to understand the litigation process. This article outlines what happens in a lawsuit.
In re-credentialing and granting staff privileges to a surgeon with a history of 17 medical malpractice suits, a hospital, through its credentialing committee, could not be found to have proximately caused a patient’s claimed injuries.
It is improper and an abuse of a trial court's discretion to require that a plaintiff or his/her attorneys be notified and allowed to attend a defense attorney's meeting with a plaintiff's treating healthcare providers during personal injury litigation.
One of the "high cap" exceptions to the non-economic damage limitations in medical malpractice cases...was recently explained by the Michigan Court of Appeals.
Claims for breach of confidence arising when a healthcare provider discloses confidential patient information without consent or other authority, are medical malpractice claims, not independent causes of action in Michigan.
The economic value of household services provided by a decedent to her minor children is an allowable element of damages under Michigan's Wrongful Death Act...
The Michigan Court of Appeals in a 3-0 published opinion ruled that if a qualified protective order consistent with the HIPAA regulations was obtained, ex parte discussions with healthcare providers would be acceptable.